ThunderBolts To Air On College Station
February 13, 2009 at 5:27 AM (PT)
ST. XAVIER UNIVERSITY noncommercial WXAV/CHICAGO will air at least 30 WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS minor league baseball games this season. The broadcasts will involve student participation, with station Sports Director and junior communications major TERRY BONADONNA serving as color commentator. CHAD COOPER, former EVANSVILLE OTTERS, TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS, VERO BEACH DEVIL RAYS, and collegiate summer league NORTH ADAMS STEEPLE CATS broadcaster, joins the club to handle play-by-play, replacing JESSE GOLDBERG-STRASSLER, who has joined the LANSING LUGNUTS radio crew.
"This is a spectacular opportunity for our broadcast students to gain real-world experience covering professional sports," said SXU Student Media Director PETER KRETEN. "We are thrilled to continue providing the best college radio education in CHICAGO. Students come to SAINT XAVIER knowing they will receive fun and challenging opportunities that will serve them later in their chosen fields."
"We are thrilled to partner with SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY to broadcast THUNDERBOLTS games while providing a quality experience for the students associated with WXAV," said THUNDERBOLTS GM STEVE TAHSLER. "The staff at WXAV and administration at SAINT XAVIER have been tremendous to work with, and their enthusiasm is a major reason why we can return THUNDERBOLT baseball to the radio. WXAV has many awards for the quality of its programming, and we are proud to associate with such a well-regarded station."